THE GOSPEL AS A WORLDVIEW Secularists in our day continually attempt to explain Christianity away, pointing to its religious terms and concepts as non-sensible, etc. And perhaps, to some degree, they are right, in that we have gravitated away from ... Read more about Orthodox Worldview
On Death To The World!
Climbing out of the Confusion As time goes by throughout the Church age, more and more layers of half-truths and lies rise up to completely burry and surround us. We are left with bits and pieces of the Gospel, whereas to become a completely ... Read more about On Death To The World!
A Truly Orthodox Perspective of Marriage
Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading. I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten ... Read more about A Truly Orthodox Perspective of Marriage
On Monks, Clergy and Laity – By Elder Paisios
Before I refer to my limited experience with beginner monks, it would be good to offer some counsel for their edification while they are, for one reason or the other, still found in the world. Perhaps this meagre assistance will strengthen them for ... Read more about On Monks, Clergy and Laity – By Elder Paisios
St John Chrysostom on Marriage
John Chrysostom’s Discovery of the Blessings & Mysteries of Marriage byMike Aquilina When a man publishes so much—we have some 700 sermons and 246 letters of St. John Chrysostom’s, plus biblical commentaries, moral discourses, and ... Read more about St John Chrysostom on Marriage
A Brief History of Monasticism
From pre-Nicene times to our modern times, the monastics of the Church have kept us vigilant and sober, showing us that God does indeed call modern day John the Baptists’ and Paul the Apostles’. God calls these monks to live a life of purity not ... Read more about A Brief History of Monasticism
What Every Christian Woman Should Read!
A Letter from St Gregory the Theologian to one of his spiritual daughters: My daughter, For your wedding, I, your spiritual father Gregory, offer you this poem as a gift. And I consider it to be the best possible advice a father could ... Read more about What Every Christian Woman Should Read!
Homosexuality and Healing
The author of the St. Petersburg bill banning gay propaganda continued his crusade by claiming in an interview that homosexuality is a bad habit that can be treated by fasting and prayer. While speaking on the popular Russian talk radio show Ekho ... Read more about Homosexuality and Healing
What Does Love Really Look Like?
On Earth As It Is In Heaven! In the Orthodox faith, it is important for our faith to involve both our soul (heart, motive, etc) and our actions. We are committed to a holistic faith that involves both the spiritual as well as the material. This is ... Read more about What Does Love Really Look Like?
Synergy – Becoming One With Christ – Part 1
We all want to be “lead by the Spirit” and experience the grace of God in our lives. After all, this is a critical aspect of being Christian; having that relationship with the Almighty God, and entering in to what Orthodox call ... Read more about Synergy – Becoming One With Christ – Part 1